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Falling in Love...In Five Courses

The STLCC Foundation invites you to join us for the 15th annual Falling in Love in Five Courses Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis in February 2023.

Event Details:

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
999 North Second Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
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This unique event will feature guest chef Nyesha Arrington, who will collaborate with Executive Pastry Chef Casey Shiller, St. Louis Community College—Forest Park Two-time winner of the Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars’), along with students from the college’s highly acclaimed Culinary Arts program, to prepare a remarkable meal that you and your guests will truly enjoy!

Chef Nyesha Arrington HeadshotChef Nyesha Arrington is a California native born into a multicultural family, best known for her accomplishments as a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and TV personality; with her most recent show being FOX's "Next Level Chef" with Gordan Ramsay, and Season 2 on the way. Arrington was introduced to diverse culinary experiences at an early age, which has continually shaped her palate development and perspective of culture-informed cooking.

A graduate of the Culinary School at the Art Institute of California in Los Angeles, Arrington forged her culinary career at Michelin-starred restaurants under direction from revered chefs including Joel Robuchon and Josiah Citrin. Following her stints in kitchens such as L'Atelier, The Mansion, Spice Mill, Melisse and The Wilshire, Arrington went on to open two proprietary concepts with Venice's beachside haven Leona in 2015 and Santa Monica's Native in 2017, both placed on the late Jonathan Gold's iconic "101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles" list. Arrington has also been recognized as a Rising Star by James Beard Award-winning critic Brad Johnson from Angeleno, Chef of the Year by Eater LA and a Zagat "30 Under 30" recipient in Los Angeles.

Arrington has appeared as a contestant on reality cooking shows such as "Chef Hunter" on Food Network. Not only was she a contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef' and Esquire Network's "Knife Fight;" but Arrington later returned as a guest chef judge on both shows. Current projects include: YouTube series "Plateworthy" on Eater, for which Arrington hosts, a recurring judge on "Chopped Next Gen" with Discovery+, and a featured judge alongside Chef Gordon Ramsay on the new show "Next Level Chef' on FOX.

Arrington's greatest enthusiasm will always be to champion her community and create "Food that Hugs the Soul." She continues to innovate and draw inspiration from her vibrant cultural background and French-technique while upholding her mission to spread the message of love through food, using every plate as a new journey of Discovery.

All proceeds from the Falling in Love in Five Courses Gala help support St. Louis Community College students and programs.

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For questions and additional information contact Kamille Pope at kpope5@stlcc.edu or 314-539-5218.

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STLCC Foundation Mission

The St. Louis Community College Foundation solicits private financial support to further the mission of St. Louis Community College.

About the College

STLCC is the largest higher education institution in the region and the second largest in Missouri. The college offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition to STLCC’s traditional academic curriculum, the College continues to expand its programs for today’s knowledge – and technology-based economy.

STLCC annually serves more than 50,000 students through credit, continuing education, and workforce training programs. The College’s service area spans 718 square miles with four campuses, two satellite locations and two centers focused on workforce needs. Each location has many unique features that enable the College to meet the diverse needs of the community.

  • Chef G Garvin with STLCC Chancellor, Trustee and guests
  • MC Kelly Jackson on stage
  • Close up of food preparation
  • Chef G Garvin with STLCC alum Dr. Lori Ann Ferrell
  • Students Prepping food in Kitchen
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